British Museum

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  • Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2073238299
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, History Museums, Landmark, Family And Kids, Heritage Building

The British Museum is one of the highlights of London. The museum is home to various collections of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and many other curiosities. It is said that about seven million collection pieces are present in this museum for display.

Discovering different cultures and having displays about various themes makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world. The artifacts span a million years and there are a lot of mind boggling facts that will leave you amazed. Another highlight of the British Museum is that it houses the Rosetta Stone as well as many other Egyptian marvels.

The museum is so large, that one day is not enough to explore it completely.

However, if you want to make a quick visit there are a few exhibits that should not be missed:

  • The Rosetta Stone: This ancient stone helped decode many ancient languages giving us a doorway to look into historical civilizations.
  • The Lewis Chessmen: This is a set of elaborately carved ivory chess pieces that will leave you astounded.
  • The Mold Cape: This cape is beaten out of pure gold.
  • The Oxus Treasure: This is a surviving Persian treasure and has many beautiful gold items.

British Museum is one of the tourist attractions in 5 days London travel itinerary and London Itinerary 2 Weeks. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in London.

Explore the various collections of antiquities and the impressive collection of art pieces on display at the iconic British Museum by getting tickets for British Museum. While the entry fee for British Museum costs nothing, you can buy tickets for British Museum here, as it would give you a thorough experience of the museum complete with information. British Museum ticket prices are a great value for money and it would be a shame to lose out on the British Museum tickets. Make sure you grab it immediately.

  • Designated wheelchair and accessible public toilet.
  • There are many restaurants, cafes, shops inside the museum. So, you will not need to find a place refreshment during a tiring day of exploring.
  • You can walk from this museum to the National Gallery so you can plan a full day trip with both these venues in mind.

  • Entrance is free.
  • A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events - book online now to avoid missing out.

  • The Great Court, including the Information Desk, is open daily 09.00–18.00 and until 20.30 on Fridays.
  • For timings of the library, cafe and other facilities, please refer to the official website. 

  • Tottenham Court Road is the closest tube station.
  • Bus Numbers 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 stop on New Oxford Street.
  • Cycle racks and hires are available.

  • The Museum Tavern
  • Wagamama
  • TAS

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  • British Museum Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
  • British Museum Contact Number: +44-2073238299
  • British Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • British Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit British Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit British Museum: 04:30 Hrs
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  • 82.94% of people who visit London include British Museum in their plan

  • 79.98% of people start their British Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs 30 Minutes to see British Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

90.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting British Museum

People normally club together Big Ben London and Madame Tussauds Museum while planning their visit to British Museum.

People also prefer to start their day with British Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This place is amazing to tour either as a tourist or student studying in UK. There is so much to see in this museum that you may need 2-4 days to fully see everything what the British Museum has to offer. There is a lot of exhibits that it is hard to list all of them but it is worth coming here to explore the history behind all the artifacts and exhibits To the best of my knowledge admission is free. However donations would be appreciate to keep the admissions free. Also there is a cafe on the top floor of the museum. The prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly. I recommend touring the British Museum for both the massive exhibits and afternoon tea.

  • Amazing place, but you need to know what you want to see, plan you visit, otherwise you will be overwhelmed. We took 'Meander Bible Tours', they were so interesting using the Bible and exhibits to show us what the Celts were like. Highly recommend both the museum and the tours. Staff were great in the museum, but is very busy. You may have to queue to see a particular exhibit. Planning my next visit.

  • The biggest museum in Europe and one of the most famous in all over the World! If you go to London, you have to visit this incredible place and take a lot of pictures inside there! It is easy to get there! More than a place, is a History class seeing the main historic objects have ever collected by the Royals. AMAZING!!

  • One of the most famous museum, there is a very diverse and rich exhibition material! It is easy to spend a whole day to explore all the exhibitions. You can get audio guide what is provide all the useful and interesting information. There are also Museum shops and cafes to get some gift or sit down with a cup of coffee.

  • Came just in time for a great exhibition on Japan by the Mitsubishi corporation. The staff are helpful and fairly easy going and everything is really easy to find. It was also great getting to see the Rosetta Stone up close! Worth visiting just for that.

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